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U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms Trade

The goal of the Arms Trade Treaty, which the U.N. has sought for more than a decade, is to keep illicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organized crime.

In Spain, A Mattress That Lets Your Money Rest Easy

A bed company is selling a mattress that has an armored safe hidden in one end for people who may be wary of Spain's troubled banking system.

President Koroma: Sierra Leone's Beaches Make It A Place To Visit

A little over a decade ago, Sierra Leone was in the grip of a brutal civil war that tore the country apart. Today, the economy is on the mend and it's moving forward with reconciliation and reconstruction. Host Michel Martin speaks to Sierra Leone's president Ernest Bai Koroma to find out more about his challenges and successes.

North Korea's Latest Threat: It Will Restart Nuclear Reactor

The hot rhetoric continues. North Korea says it will resume work at a facility that had been shut down after disarmament talks. The North now views its nuclear program as non-negotiable, experts say.

Cuban Dissident Blogger Seeks To Unite Castro's Cuba With Miami's Cuba

Yoani Sanchez is an outspoken critic of the Castro regime, with a social media pulpit that is translated into 20 languages. In Miami this week to receive an award, she called on Cuban-Americans to tear down the wall of "lies, silence and bad intentions" that divides the community.